Playing Shakespeare with Deutsche Bank



  • What is a jig?

    Friday, February 11, 2011 - 11:52

    I came to work at the Globe not knowing that all of Shakespeare’s plays ended with this wonderful release, a celebratory dance. It is fascinating that...
  • At what point does the choreographer become involved in the creative process?

    Friday, February 11, 2011 - 11:57

    I had some preliminary meetings with Bill [the director] and with Isla [the designer], which were helpful to understand what their vision for the whol...
  • What is the Apparition Scene like?

    Friday, February 11, 2011 - 11:59

    The silk that we use in the apparition scene is an incredible material because if you billow it, it suddenly takes a shape of its own. That means that...
  • How do you work with the actors during a jig rehearsal?

    Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:02

    I like to have ideas or a chain of steps I’ve tried out myself and think “Oh yes, I like the feel of that”. But I don’t fix all that until I’ve seen w...
  • Is choreography easier or harder at the Globe?

    Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:04

    I think the opportunities here at the Globe are wonderful. It’s important to be less presentational in a way. Although it’s lovely to see the spectacl...
  • How did you get into choreography?

    Friday, February 11, 2011 - 12:05

    I always liked to make up dances, as soon as I started training to dance when I was a child. When I went to college, part of our course was the opport...